Age of Empires II has been re-imagined in high definition with new features, trading cards, improved AI, workshop support, multiplayer, Steamworks integration and more!
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Very Positive (849 reviews) - 91% of the 849 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (24,854 reviews) - 92% of the 24,854 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 9, 2013

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About This Game

In Age of Empires II: HD Edition, fans of the original game and new players alike will fall in love with the classic Age of Empires II experience. Explore all the original single player campaigns from both Age of Kings and The Conquerors expansion, choose from 18 civilizations spanning over a thousand years of history, and head online to challenge other Steam players in your quest for world domination throughout the ages. Originally developed by Ensemble Studios and re-imagined in high definition by Hidden Path Entertainment, and Skybox Labs, Microsoft Studios is proud to bring Age of Empires II: HD Edition to Steam!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, 7, 8 Pro+
    • Processor:1.2GHZ CPU
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:Direct X 9.0c Capable GPU
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:2 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • Additional:900x600 minimum display resolution
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Phoenix
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
A classic RTS.

The HD remaster allows up to 500 unit cap.

New, better AI.

More civilizations to choose from.

Runs smooth and flawlessly on my machine. No more fiddling with compatibility modes.
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DarkestLink
( 236.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
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α Polaris
( 58.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
i bought the game package with the dlc on sale. best childhood game
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Dunehelm CSGORed.Com
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
This game is good.

I Was create new scenarios I will share in steamworkshop
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Get Trumped
( 9.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
AWESOME JOBS GUYS cool to be able one cild hood clasic
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nihit.malhotra
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
one of the best multiplayer games ever
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Dr Duck of Doom
( 42.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Product received for free
Awesome game with endless possibilities and replayability, would highly recommend to anyone
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Exciting time to be Australian
( 52.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Excellent game. If there is too much lag play on voobly.
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barneyriggs
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Really good nostalgia. Can be a little slow after populations start to grow (around 500 mark). But otherwise awesome.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
178 of 222 people (80%) found this review helpful
151 people found this review funny
Recommended
116.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
My friend decided once that we would play a round of 2v4 (us vs four AI opponents) Age of Empires II, but limiting ourselves to our unique units and monks.

Victory by assimilation

10/10 would Wololo the entire world again
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54 of 57 people (95%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
If you know what Age of Empires 2 is: get it. The HD version is a delight and they also added multiplayer support and decently-priced DLC. The remake is among the best i’ve played.

If you don’t know what AoE2 is, you are in for a sweet treat, a blast from the past, a game of… much fame? Alright I’ll stop.

AoE2 is a RTS in which you play one of many olden civilizations, starting in the Dark Ages, and progress all the way to the Imperial Age, all while expanding, building an army, creating defences, researching military/industrial/agricultural improvements, leading your forces to battle, creating trade routes, protecting wonders, finding relics, gathering all seven Dragon Balls et cetera et cetera.

The “to do” list might intimidate new players, but AoE2 plays as smooth as butter, with easy controls and button layouts. After a few sessions and looking up a guide, you too will have a strong starting economy and empire in 15 minutes during skirmishes (campaign can be a different beast altogether).

The economy is based on 5 resources: food, wood, stone, gold and population (from houses). There are multiple ways to get each resource, albeit stone and wood trading is a bit difficult with the AI since this isn’t really a game about diplomacy. Gold however can be taken from “trading” easily among two of your marketplace buildings: the further they are, the more you get.

Be prepared to spew out villagers left and right and grab any rock and log you can get, since you will need them to build an army. Besides the regular soldiers, each civ has it’s own perks and a castle with a unique soldier. Some have restrictions to certain troops or upgrades, making sure each one feels and plays slightly different.

All of these can be inspected neatly in the Tech Tree, available both in and out of game. You will also find an encyclopaedia about medieval battles, units, buildings, kingdoms; all sorts of neat things that old farts like myself wish were still around in modern games. It’s also worth mentioning that AoE2 HD, without any DLC, has 9 historical campaigns that are both entertaining, educational and, at times, hard as nails.

If you like “easy to learn difficult to master” RTS games, absolutely get it.
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58 of 78 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
It's better than AOE3. One of the best strategy game i've ever seen.
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26 of 32 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I played this alot as a kid and i love the new HD and DLCs, anyone who likes medieval RTS will enjoy this game 9/10
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
One of the best great strategy games ever!
I recommend it for all.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
The game that got me interested in strategy games. Amazing game that has aged well in my opinion. Workshop support is always a huge plus and keeps thingss interesting if you ever get bored (unlikely).
As much as I love it, I wouldn't pay £14.99 for it. Wait for a sale.
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22 of 33 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
177.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
One of the greatest games of all time
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
167.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This was one of my childhood games and it has aged really well. The gameplay is really addictive and it is so satisfing to watch your civilization grow and dominate everyone else. Playing with other people is a lot of fun and the game compares your skill level to everyone else's so you always know whether or not it will be a far match. That's not to say the game is perfect. As satisfying as the game is when your winning, it's really depressing when your losing; all that hard working building your civilization gone to waste. The learning curve is also really steep, especially if you're unfamiliar with this genre, and getting to the level of skill that most people have online is a bit of a chore. If you can go toe to toe with a 'hardest' level COM your probably ready to play with most of the average tier players. I'd also recommend a youtube channel called 'spirit of the law' if you want any advise on how to play the different civilizations. But it's a lot of fun to learn. I'd recommend it, even if you're not into strategy games. Come on in and play. More people need to.
10/10
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
When I was just 8 years old, I began to play this game with my father, and now I am 21 years old.
I used to used the pirated software,but now I decide to support original
As the milestone of the Real-Time Strategy, you should buy it to play or just collect it ,it is well worth it.
当我还是个8岁小孩的时候,我和我爸一起玩的这个游戏,现在我已经21岁了
我原来一直使用盗版软件,但现在我决定支持正版
作为RTS游戏的里程碑,他值得你去玩或者仅仅是收藏,他值得这么做
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
96.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Step 1:Make 100 monks and convert enemy army through the walls
Step 2:???
Step 3:Profit
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